Volleyball: Chemistry secret ingredient to success

September 28, 2022

Good team chemistry can win games, and that is exactly what the Bettendorf girls volleyball team has.

Chloe Bell, a 2021 all-conference nominee, thinks that this team can be special because of the chemistry they possess.

 “Our team chemistry has always been there, especially since we’ve all been playing together for a long time,” said Bell.

Bell believes that the team is really connecting well. Many members of the team believe the Bulldogs are good enough to make a deep postseason run.

 “We plan on making it further in the postseason than we did last year,” said Bell.

The Bulldogs had an early exit last year losing to Iowa City West in the opening round of regional playoffs. This year, they want the outcome to be different.

Lillie Petersen, a senior who recorded 109 kills in her junior campaign, says that there has been lots of experimenting with different rotations and positioning.

“We’ve kind of been experimenting with different rotations and where people are going to be, I think that will lead up to the postseason,” Petersen said.

Petersen did make it apparent that everybody has very similar goals, primarily beating Assumption High School.

“I want us to finish third in the MAC. Beating Assumption is a strong goal for us all, it is something that we have all been talking about all season long,” said Petersen.

Although beating Assumption was a goal, the team came up short last Tuesday. Currently, the team is .500 on the season. 

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